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First ever WriterSlam event in Stratford

PUBLISHED: 08:00 31 May 2015

Managing Director Jimmy Akingbola and creative director Minnie Crowe of Triforce

Managing Director Jimmy Akingbola and creative director Minnie Crowe of Triforce

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Do you love watching fresh actors taking the stage to showcase their talents in the popular national event MonologueSlam?

Well, maybe you’ll also like a bit of WriterSlam, the brainchild of acclaimed artistic company - TriForce Promotions.

The creative network company has teamed up with the BBC, ITV and ITV studios in a bid to find the next best TV writers.

The competition, which has generated interest from more than 1000 hopefuls, will see five finalists take the stage at the Theatre Royal Stratford East this month.

Creative Director, Minnie Crowe, said: “This is our first event for WriterSlam and it is all to do with career development.

“Many big TV stations have internships and projects but this usually attracts people from the same universities with the same degrees.

“With WriterSlam we’ve aimed to attract people who would usually not get these types of opportunities but have a great talent.”

Minnie added that the company have run a similar event in the past called, All Mixed Up.

This saw the winner, Sophie Petzal, climb up the ranks into becoming a successful writer for companies including ITV.

“It is a real career boost and that’s what we’re all about,” Minnie said.

“The difference is that we want people to come forward who would not have the opportunity to enter the industry.”

Altogether, there will be three prizes for the winners.

This includes a spot on a commission development programme headed by ITV, a BBC placememnt and a shadow placement with Tiger Aspect Production company.

Minnie added: “It is a really exciting opportunity for anyone wanting to get into this industry. We’re hoping to run another event later this year.”

The event takes place at the Theatre Royal on June 10 at 8pm.

Visit stratfordeast.com for information.


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